Upcoming Regional Meets






If you wish to participate in either of these Regional Series meets, please :
a) send me an e-mail stating your intent to participate (hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com)
b) print and complete your registration forms
c) bring forms and payment (cash or cheque) to your next practice

Brampton : Saturday October 28th : Central Regional # 1
Please e-mail intent no later than 5 p.m on Tuesday October 17th.



Oakville : Sunday November 12th : Western Regional # 1
Please e-mail intent no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday October 31st



Have fun and skate fast!

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For New Skaters…and Reminders for Returning Skaters.

A few reminders for new skaters joining the club….(and reminders for returning skaters)

Required Safety Equipment:

  • Speed skates (owned, or rented from club)
  • Neck guard (bib style)
  • Knee pads (volleyball)
  • Shin guards (soccer)
  • Hard shelled helmet (at practice – helmets must be ASTM F 1849 certified or CSA approved (hockey, snowboard/ski skateboarding helmets only).For all other competitions and activities, helmets must be ASTM F 1849 certified.
  • Cut resistent gloves (cut proof kevlar or leather)
  • towel to dry your skates
  • Skate guards and soft skate covers

Although it’s currently warm outside, remember you will be on the ice surface, so please dress appropriately. Wear warm clothing and no bare skin (t-shirts) is allowed to be showing.

If you don’t have your skates yet, you will be able to get fitted at your first practice. Please come a few minutes early, to get it coordinated. Skates are rented (make cheque payable to DTS) for the duration of your skating sessions.

Care for your Skates:

Your short track skates are rented from the club, and as such, require proper care. Please follow the instructions below:

DO NOT GET YOUR SKATES SHARPENED OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB – due to the type of blade on speed skates, regular skate sharpening (like hockey skates) can not be done. It will ruin the blade. If you blades seem dull, please see Mike Murray and he will sharpen the skates for you. This should be done at least once a month – but ONLY Mike Murray can sharpen the skates.

Skates must be wiped dry, with a towel,  after every use. They need to be stored with a soft skate cover (old sock, etc) – DO NOT KEEP SKATE GUARDS ON YOUR SKATES, WHEN NOT IN USE – THEY WILL RUST THE BLADE. Skate guards are only to be used when the skater is walking on their skates (from change room to ice surface and back again)

Helping with Board Pads

For the safety of our skaters, crash pads are placed along the boards at the beginning of each session and removed at the end of each session. So as to make the most of our ice time, parents are expected to help with the set up and removal of board pads.

Parent Meeting

We will be holding a parent meeting within the next couple of weeks to address any other questions you may have. In them meantime, we have lots of experienced skaters/parents with the club and please feel free to ask us any questions. We are here to help!

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Welcome to the Start of Speed Skating Season!

Before the start of the 2017-18 skating season, we ask that you take the time to review the items below.
1. Ensure registration of skater(s) and parent/guardian with Speed Skating Canada
2. Registration Payment Reminders
3. Season Start Dates


We need each skater to register with Speed Skating Canada online.
All skaters and one parent from each family must register with Speed Skating Canada for insurance coverage.
1. Please register your skater, probably as “competitive”, so that, if they decided to participate in a meet (like our Family Day meet), they will be covered.
2. Parents register as “Associate Members”.

Here are the instructions …

Speed Skating Canada has created a new database for the registration of all skaters. In past seasons, club registrars had to load each skater into the previous SSC database in order to report on numbers and secure insurance for the club.

In the new system, skaters will register themselves. The process is easy (and all fees have already been paid). It is important, however, for each family to follow the steps below in order for the club to be properly covered in case of accident.

Here are the steps:
1. Go to the following link: https://mms.speedskating.ca/Home
2. Click “Join” along the top banner.
3. Select “Join Programs”
4. Select “Ontario” and “Hamilton Speed Skating Club” OR “Golden Horseshoe Speed Skating” from the drop down menus.
5. Select the “Program” that fits. Most of you will be “Competitive Skater”.
6. Since this is your first time in the system, you will be asked to create an account.
7. Once an account has been created, you will be directed back to finish the program registration.

Please remember that there is no cost attached to this process, but it does ensure that all our Club has the proper insurance coverage for the season.


Did you intend to e-transfer payment for skate rental or season registration?
Please ensure you have remembered to submit payment for this season’s skating.
Skate Rental (Coach Mike Murray) dts@d-t-s.ca
Skating Fees : hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com

Skaters who have yet to complete their season registration can find registration forms posted on the website.
Please print, complete and bring the forms with you to your first practice.
Payment can be made in cash, cheque (Hamilton Speed Skating Club OR Golden Horseshoe Speed Skating Club) or e-transfer.


First Sunday : Sunday September 24th (Sherman Arena) Learn to Speed Skate and Regular Session 3:45 – 4:45pm Advanced Session 4:45-6pm

First Tuesday : Tuesday September 26th (Sherman Arena) 5PM-6PM Regular Session

First Thursday : Thursday October 5th (Chedoke Arena) 4:30 – 5:25pm Learn to Speed Skate and Regular Sessions and Advanced Session is 5:30-6:25pm

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Annual Registration BBQ and Skating Fitting Day

Thanks to everyone involved in making our registration & skating fitting BBQ, such a success. It was wonderful meeting new families and catching up with familiar ones. Special thanks to the Murray’s for hosting! Looking forward to a great season ahead!

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Club Calendar 2017/18

Attached is the link to this year’s club calendar. It includes upcoming skating meets, club events (Christmas Party, AGM etc) and dates where skating will be cancelled due to holidays. Be sure to mark your calendars! 2017-2018 schedule updated

For future reference a permanent link to the calendar is located at the top of this page. 

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Registration Forms, Dates/Times and Fees

Please find attached the 2017/2018 Registration forms for the upcoming skating season. Dates, times, locations and fees are all outlined on registration form. Please bring completed registration form and fees to your first skating session or email them to hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com. E-transfers are accepted for fee payments as well. You will be fitted for skate rentals, at your first skating session. Any questions, please email Will or Amy at hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com. Thanks!

Registration 2017-18FORM

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Preseason Training Camp

When: Sat. Sept. 16: 7:45am-2pm & Sun. Sept. 17: 11:45am-3:30pm
Where: Chedoke Arena (Red Side – Olympic Ice Pad)
Cost: $60 per skater
Deadline to register: Sept. 3rd (after this date spots will be offered to other speed skating clubs)

To register please send your skater’s name, age and contact information to hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com

Skaters must have been registered and skated last year – this camp is not for those brand new to speed skating.

The Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe Speed Skating Clubs are hosing a Pre-Season Camp to help prepare athletes for the start of the skating season. It is a two day camp with 1.5 hours of ice on Sat. and 1 hour of ice on Sun. The camp will also include off ice dry-land training and physical testing along with some class room sessions.

Skaters will need to bring their own lunch, healthy snacks, and water bottles. Skaters will also want to bring their skating clothes and safety equipment, as well as weather appropriate outdoor exercise gear (we will be outside regardless of weather). For skaters who register opportunity to get fitted for skates prior to camp will be arranged. Skaters will be split into 2 groups based on ability.


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Thank-you for another successful meet!

We would like to thank you for  all of your hard work, time and patience to make our meet a success. We could have not done it without all of your hard work and it is greatly appreciated. We put on a very good competition for the athletes that came and participated.

There were no serious injuries, many skaters experienced their first competition every with many happy faces. Most of our skaters skated personal bests, which is very nice to support.

In addition, we would like to thank the following organizations for their kind support of our clubs. We couldn’t have done this, without their help as well…






Here is a small collection of photos from the meet…Please visit our Facebook page for a link to all of our photos from the meet. We tried to get a picture of each one of our skaters, so please check it out.



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Results from Provincial Championships

Links to protocols from Provincial A, and B&C Championships. Congratulations to all of our skaters that participated! Many personal bests were achieved – Excellent end to the season!




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Reminder of Upcoming Events

A quick reminder of these upcoming events – all skates can be returned at the end of the mini meet.
Mini Meet – Sunday March 26
This is our year end mini-meet to which all skaters are invited and encouraged to attend. The meet will be at the Dofasco Arena on First Rd E. in Stoney Creek. We will be on the ice to set up at 3:45 and get started with warm ups at about 4pm. Each skater will compete in several races in a fun low pressure environment against skaters of similar ability. Please plan to attend.

Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 28 at 6pm. This is the meeting that all parents committed to attending when registering their child for the skating season. The meeting will be at the Dave Andreychuk Arena – 25 Hester St., Hamilton. We will be in the community meeting room on the second floor. This is a parent only meeting.

We look forward to seeing everyone at both events.


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